Sunday, September 28, 2008
maritime security

Somali Pirates and Cold War II

M/V Faina – Photo By FEHMI ULGENER It seems the Somali pirates are either getting overly ambitious in their recent choice of targets or they’re experiencing bad luck as yesterday...

September 28, 2008
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
maritime security

Pirates Choose Wrong Ship to Mess With

In reaction to what appeared to be an attempted hijacking, a security team aboard United States Naval Vessel John Lenthall was forced to fire warning shots at two small boats...

September 25, 2008
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008
maritime security

Google Earth – Pirate Attacks World Wide

This was originally posted on July 2, 2008 but with more and more pirate attacks in the news I have updated it and think it deserves another look.  This comes...

August 20, 2008
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
maritime security

Hospital Ship Mercy – Under Fire In The Philippines

The NY Times reports on unfortunate news from the ship I’d most like to sail on, the Hospital Ship Mercy. They write: Though countries in Southeast Asia have, with American...

June 10, 2008
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Sunday, April 27, 2008
maritime security

Pirates free Spanish boat, crew is reporting: MADRID, Spain (CNN) — The crew of a Spanish fishing boat seized by pirates last week off the coast of Somalia has been freed, officials said Saturday,...

April 27, 2008
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
maritime security

La Ponant Captured By Somali Pirates

BBC News tells us: The French military are continuing to track a luxury yacht seized, with its crew, on Friday by Somali pirates. There has been no contact with the...

April 5, 2008
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Friday, March 7, 2008

Mayhem on the High Seas

The Whaling – Conservation controversy in the Southern Ocean has escalated to violence. Earlier today it appears that the Japanese Coast Guard fired on The Sea Shepard’s vessel Steve Irwin,...

March 7, 2008
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Thursday, February 7, 2008
maritime security

Danica White Hijacking – ‘Minimum Safe Manning’ Partly to Blame?

Danica White Hijacking by Fred Fry The English translation to the DANICA WHITE hijacking is now available. As previously mentioned, the ship’s crew is partly to blame for the incident,...

February 7, 2008
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Fire Incidents

Shipping References – Cosco Busan Research Links

For those curious how the editors at gCaptain research maritime incidents like the Cosco Busan’s allision with San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, here are some of the websites that provide excellent...

November 14, 2007
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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
maritime security

pirates are ‘thriving’ – IMB sees 14% increase in attacks

The IMB reports on a sharp increase in the number or piracy attacks. The BBC tells us: The increase is in large part because of a jump in incidents off...

October 17, 2007
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Thursday, August 9, 2007
maritime security

IMB’s Maritime Security Hotline Goes Live

Launched this June the International Maritime Bureau’s Maritime Security Hotline is a confidential phone line that enables the seafarer and others in the shipping industry to report any suspicious information...

August 9, 2007
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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Artist Attacks – ISPS Scare Aboard The Queen Mary 2

This must be the week of the unusual submarine. We have discovered Chinese subs on Google maps, luxury submarines for the uber-rich, and news of Russia using mini-subs to claim...

August 4, 2007
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Maritime Security Incidents

Chevron Pulling Non-Essential Persons Out Of Nigeria

Here’s a story important to our fellow captains and mates working on drillships or semi’s in Africa. Chevron has decided to evacuate non-essential personnel from its offshore operations in Nigeria....

May 11, 2007
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